Sri Jagannath Temple: Spiritual and Peaceful

Sri Jagannath Temple: Spiritual and Peaceful

Just after the toll gate at the ECR, on the left hand (that is if you are driving from Tidel) in a quiet residential areas lies one of the most beautiful temples that I have ever seen. This is a Lord Krishna temple built in the Odisha style and dedicated to Lord Jagannath of Puri. A majestic entrance with a stupi welcomes you. All over the temple there is greenery, ponds, and most of the shrines are placed amidst thick foliage making the entire experience spiritual and peaceful.

Along with the main deity, Lord Jagannath there is Lord Ganesha, Godess Lakshmi, and Navagraha. At the ground floor level there is a marble meditation hall as well. The ceiling of the shrine of the main deity is amazingly decorated in richly coloured wall paintings. Visiting this temple transports you to North Indian where such types of architecture and temples are common. This is a a unique temple situated in the outskirts of Chennai.

A beautiful collection of deities in an idyllic setting
Colourful wall art on the ceiling
More decorative wall art adorn the ceiling
Wall art of Lord Narayana

Stone carved front stupi
The temple has the unique architectural style of Orissa
Statues are found all around the main shrine of Lord Jagannath

A statue of Buddha amidst sylvan surroundings
Navagrahas placed in a row as against the normal placing that we find in other temples

Address:

Reddykuppam Main Rd,

Kannathur,

Reddikuppam,

Off New Mahabalipuram Road,

Chennai, Tamil Nadu 603103

Phone: 044 2246 3376

 

Useful Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagannath_Temple,_Chennai

http://www.jagannathshrinechennai.com/

https://www.tripadvisor.in/Attraction_Review-g304556-d2414290-Reviews-Jagannath_Temple_Kanathur-Chennai_Madras_Chennai_District_Tamil_Nadu.html

 

Cheers

Bhuvana Rajaram

bhuvanarajaram9@gmail.com

 

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